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Independence Day bombing suspect dies in prison – His counsel alleges murder

One of the suspected masterminds of the October 1, 2010 bombing in Abuja, Tiemkenfa Francis Osvwo (alias General Gbokos), died in the Kuje Prison on Saturday. A statement by his lawyer in the case, Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Charles Okah & others, Mr. Festus Keyamo, alleged that Osvwo was murdered by the authorities. Keyamo […]

S-Africa denies entry to Nigerian passengers, cite invalid document

Johannesburg –  Many Nigerians aboard Arik Air and South Africa Airways flights were refused entry to South Africa on Friday. The passengers were denied entry by the South Africa Port Health authority and the immigration service on the ground that they had invalid yellow fever vaccination cards. One of the passengers,  Olaminde Olaofe, said that […]

Tears, encomiums as Ojukwu goes home

President Goodluck Jonathan has again described the late ex-Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu, Ojukwu as a selfless leader who fought against injustice while alive, just as the South East Governors said that Ikemba’s burial had brought to an end the wounds and pains of the Nigeria Civil War. Jonathn, who poured encomium on the late […]

Mass Retirement Looms in Police

THERE is an uneasy calm in the Nigeria Police as a result of speculations of a mass retirement, following the recent promotion of some officers above their senior colleagues. Sources revealed to Saturday Tribune that some Commissioners of Police were promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) over Senior Assistant Inspectors General of […]

Expect Surprise in Abuja – Rwanda Coach (Even Rwanda can now insult us – kai)

RWANDA coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is already playing mind games ahead of June 17 return leg of 2013 Africa Nations Cup against Nigeria in Abuja, saying that though the Super Eagles are the favourites, yet he has a record of never losing on Nigerian soil. Nigeria and Rwanda played a scoreless draw in Kigali on […]

Two Arraigned For Stealing 391 INEC’s DDC Machines

The police, in Lagos on Friday, arraigned two men before a Magistrate’s Court in Yaba for allegedly stealing 391 Direct Data Capture (DDC) machines belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The accused, Charles Awopetu (46) and Essien Godwin (42), were charged with conspiracy to commit felony and theft of the items. The police […]

88-year-old man attacked in Ibarapa

Following protest that occurred on Wednesday at Idere in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State over nomination into some political offices, an 88-year-old man, Chief Silas Okunlola Lasunsi, is now lying critical ill at an Igboora hospital, having been attacked by some hoodlums. Factions of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) have, for […]

Daniel Has No Case to Answer, Court Tells EFCC

A High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Friday, quashed the allegations of stealing, illegal deductions of local government funds, fraudulent conversion of public property and failure to declare assets against the former governor of the state, Chief Gbenga Daniel. The court said the decision followed the failure of the Economic and […]

Court Orders NDLEA to Pay Baba Suwe Within 21 Days

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Friday, ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to pay the N25 million judgment fee awarded against it to popular actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, a.k.a Baba Suwe, within 21 days. Justice Yetunde Idowu, who gave the order in granting a conditional stay of execution to […]

MEND Behind Killing of 4 Marine Policemen in Bayelsa

Authorities of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield”, on Friday deployed local divers to retrieve the corpses of its officers, including a lieutenant colonel, who were shot dead on Thursday morning by suspected oil bunkerers, along Brass-Ogbia waterways, in Bayelsa State. Though, the identities of the slain officers […]

Gov. Udom Emmanuel reappoints Nollywood star, Ini Edo

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